The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124297   Message #2744856
Posted By: GUEST,Mike
13-Oct-09 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: Humphrey Smith - destroyer of British folk music
Subject: RE: Humphrey Smith
Having seen the programme 'Inside Out' last night I wondered if it has cost the local Council £200k (plus) in Legal/Court costs then how much will he have paid. He would not pay for a PRS licence so Folk/Jazz Clubs had to find new premises - so again he must have lost a fair amount of trade (cash) in that respect. Then it appears he wants to screw the Managers of his premises into the floor by reducing Staff hours so they have to work longer in order that he keeps the beer prices low. In addition to all this there is the apparent dereliction abounding in Tadcaster. I think the only way to sort out this character is for Suppliers to refuse to provide his business with ingredients and for all the people working for him in whatever capacity to walk out. Unfortunately this could never happen because no matter how awful he is there will always be people who will obey his every whim. Maybe he should be certified.

I really used to like Sam Smiths Stout but haven't touched it since all the problems with the PRS fees. I and my family/friends have also never set foot in one of his pubs and will not whilst he is in charge.